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27 win over indiana -- and in doing so jumped 2 spots to number 8 in the a-p poll -- and it seems that toughness has played a big part in carrying this team this season -- the iowa hawkeyes are 9 and oh - and they got there by playing with reckless abandon. ferennz: "this team's laying it out there. they're doing it every week, doing it in a lot of takes." and nobody's seemed to
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embody that spirit more than out on the field are impresse. now it's just skyrocketed in my mind." beathard - clearly ssill hampered by a groin injury that's bugged him for much of the season - gutted out a gritty performance - that toughness epitomized by giving up his body on a divevefor the endzonene late in the first half - cj: "i could to get in the jumping over top." akrum: "cj, he's a great qb. he's a dog, fight to the finish. he's not even 100%, he's giving record - beginninnwith a win at purdueein his only start of the 20-14 season. since that time he's gone 10-0 as the hawkeye's starting quarterback - "the number one criteria you rate a quarterback o. is what's his record, how's he doing when he's in charge. it's a
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critical position." akrum: we just follow behind evetything he does. we'rgoing as far asashe takes us. but as far as c-j beathard's concerned - getting where they want to go - is a team effort. "we've got a lot of team players. we're not stopping here. we want to keep winning." the battle fororfloyd is on deck -- iowa and minnesota kick off next saturday -- the hawks can move within a win of clinching the big ten west with a win over the gophers -- the panthers have won n straight -- andd aaron bailey's a big reason why -- bailey has been named the mvc's newcomer of the week after running for four touchdowns and throwing another in yesterday's beat-down of indiana state -- it's his second newcomerronor this year -- the panthers will look to run their streak to four straight on saturday at missouri state -- packers dug themselves a big
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hole at carolina -- in the 4th -- cam newton would hit devin funchess on a 14 yard touchdown strike -- 37, 14 panthers -- but green bay rallied hard -- after cutting that down to 15 -- aaron rodgers throws his 4th touchdown of e game -- that one to richardd rogege -- and following a newton pick -- they have a shot in the final minutes -- but rodgers is intercepted by thomas davis -- panthers hold on 37, 29 -- minnesota -- vikings hosting the rams -- saint ouis down 3 in the final seconds -- but check out the kick by greg zuerlein-- 53 yards -- would send it to overtime-- but it was minnesota's specicil ttms that shined n o-tl -- marcus sherrels with the nice punt return -- takes it up to knocks it through from 40 -- minnesota now tied with green bay in the nfc north -- winning 21, 18 --
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from nbc news world headquaters in new york, this is "nbc nqghtly news." reporting tonight, kate snow. >> gooooevening, we begin with a story that has shaken a community to its core. a 6-year-old boy is dead. two police officers arrested accused of shooting the child who had autism as he sat in the front seat of his dad's'ssuv. and tonight so many asking how this could have happened. nbc is in marksville, louisiana. >> tonightamily and friends paying their respects to 6-year-old germmy majeremy mardis. he was buckled into the front seat of his fafaer's suv when he was shot and killed five times. his father remains hospitalized in serious condition. nbc news learned from witnesses
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hall and someonene called 911 which may have lead to the chase. initial reports said he backed into the vehicle and state police say there was no exchange of gunfire and n n weaponn was found. body camera footage from the last of the four officers on the scene lead to the arrest but is yet to be released. >> the death of that little boy and to seehat happen i i just disturbing. >> two of the officers, deckare being held without bail and face charges of second degree murder and attempted murderer stafford workeke full time for the police department but was working a side job for the city marshall's office. he was a reverse deputy marshall for a nearby city and the son of a local prosecutor whose office re recused themselves from the case. they argue the subject was
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the primary role of t t marshals is to serve arrest warrants but there are no warrants out in his name. >> we have to find out what caused those officers to effect that pursuit and traffic stop and what caused them to fire their weapon. >> unlike other law enforcement agencies they have no written policy on the use of deadly force. >> i'm outraged to know that a 6-year-old child is gunned down in the streets with 18 rounds of ammunition. it's uncalled for. >> jeremy's babysitter for four years helped raise him. >> he could see angels the way he would glance off into nowhere and start laughing. >> a court hearing for the two officers is set for tomorrow morning here inn louisiana. ate police investigators are not ruling out more arrests. >> so sad, gabe reporting. thank you.
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decided to boycott their team saying they won't take part in games or practices until the university's president re-signs. they're joining others who are protesting how the university's president has handled several recent racial incidents. >> reporter: arms linked and standing together more than 30 players from the university of missouri's football team vowing they won't take the field until the president of mizzou steps down. the boycott being echoed by the entire football team. players of all races tweeted out today by the coach saying we're united. we are behind our players. students say this semester has been plagued with incidents of racial harassment on campus. >> two b bck female students, myself included were called the n word by four white males. >> reporter: they say they have been taunted by groups of white
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students hurling racial slurs. the most recent, october 24th uman feces on a dorm wall and the homececing king was called the "n" word on campus. >> this isn't just me. it's students from all different backgrounds that endure this. >> reporter: it's on the campus where the student body iss 77% white and just 7% black. protestors say the response from the school president tim wolf has been inadequate. one group calling themselves concerned students 1950 named for the year the university first began admitting black students. they're seen here blocking the university president's car during a homecoming parade. a standoff the president later apologized for saying my be behavior seemed like i didn't care. now but student is on a a hunger strike.
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>> i'm not here for a press conference. i don't want to talk to anybody. i want you re-signed. i need for you to leave. >> he issued a statement saying he was dedicated to on going dialogue and promising specific plans in the coming months. but tonight a football boycott and united team sending a message that's become impossible to ignore. >> overseas now to egypt where the investigation into that russian jet crash goes on tonight. 8 days after the disaster that killed all 224 people on board. the key question remains, was it a bomb that brought the plane down? nbc's bill nealy is in egypt with the latest. >> reporter: as more evidence is analyzed investigators grow more confident of what happened. >> a noise was heard in the last seconds. >> today an unnamed egyptian investigator told the reuters news agency they're 90% sure that noise 23 minutes into the
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flight and based on their analysis of the sound waves was a bomb exploding. but egypt's aviation ministry called that a pure lie saying it's too soon to reach any conclusions. the answer may lie in fractions of a second and in grains of sand. russian teams have taken away 15 sacks of sand from the site looking for evidence of explosive residue. >> parts of the plane are still missing somewhere in the desert. but crucial pieces of evidence that might prove this was a bomb could be tiny. the size of a fingernail and tough to find here. >> the fbi has been asked to help by the russians and has agreed. it's role, it says, modest. but the possibility of a bomb is causing shockwaves above all for airlines. >> it is as a result of what is alled to be, i'm afraid it's
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another game changer for the industry. >> they're examining reports that at the airport where the plane took off a baggage scanning machine was often broken. the baggage handlers weren't monitored a a the deleleries to the airport weren't properly searched. egyptian officials say the airport is secure. 11,000 russian tourists have been evacuated from the airport in one day. in st. petersburg, where most of the dead were from, the church bells tolled once for every victim. 224 times. and today badeather has again hampered the search for that missing wreckage. there may be new clues here but still no solid answers. kate. thank you. of course even though isis has not produced any evidence it has claimed responsibility for bringing down that jet and there's a strong indication tonight that even more americans may be deployed to fightsis in
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nearby syria. nbc's ron allen is at the white house with the details. good evening. >> good evening, kate. indications on the ground and in the skies above syria. ash carter saidd absolutely when asked if more u.s. troops would head to syria adding to the 50 or so soon on their way. they're trying to find more local fighters to work with for helpinin defeat isis. operations that could put additional u.s. troops in combat with the enemy despite the statements that no u.s. boots will be on the ground in syria. the u.s. also plans to step up the air campaign with two dozen more attack aircraft in the region. they confirm several partners have chosen not to participate in that during thihicritical time as they help local forces step up the fight on the ground. they insist all of this is not a return to large scale long-term warfare like in iraq and afghanistan. but at the same time the
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more troops may be in combat in syria. a war that the military has warn willed take some time to win. >> ron allen at the white house tonight. president obama will discuss the wawa in s sia among other issues when he meets tomorrow with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that's been dealing with a wave r rof renewed violence. today there were new attacks on the west bank. >> a security guard at the gate of a best bank town is checkinin this woman's i.d.d. when she reaches into her bag and in a matter of seconds lunges at him with the knife. the security guard shot her. another stabbing. another shooting. and anothth wave of anger. palestinians clashing with israeli security forces after the attack. in the past few months. 11 israelis and more than 70 palestinians died in violence
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stabbings on buses and in busy streets. knife wealding palestinians shot by israeli security forces and in this case, by a civilian. benjamin netanyahu is on his way to washington for talks with president obama and ending the violence is high on the agenda. >> it's the new normal. at least for awhile. i don't think these talks will do a lot to change that situation but american efforts to try to get the israelis and palestinians to talk to each other in the future could help, again, manage the violence. >> but there are no easy answers and anger on both sides is growing. nbc news, london. >> when nightly news continues on thiss sunday, donald trump takes center stage as the world of politics and
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injury. in this country it happened without warning. the pavement giving way in a parking lot in hermeridian mississippi. it was 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep. officials said it would take several days for the cars to be remomod. and t tight in los angeles this weekend it was beetle mania all over again as a guitar once played bjohn lennon was sold, at an auction in los angeles. he used it for about a year and played it in several beatles songs including p.s. iove you. the price ofer $2,400,000 greatly exceeding expectations. that is "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. up next, football night in america. the philadelphia eagles take on the dallas cowboys. lester holt will be back here
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